The Seattle Times

PAUL SAKUMA / The Associated Press
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dog scouts raise a paw to fun, obedience, community service

Robert Verdahl gives his dog Jasper, a 3-year-old collie-lab mix, a command at their home in Santa Clara, Calif. Jasper and his owner belong to Dog Scouts of America Troop 198 and have earned 18 badges. There are 682 Dog Scouts who belong to 38 troops in 22 states across the country.